The Panamera is a subject of hot debate in the world of fast cars. It’ a marmite car, you either love it, or you hate it. Critics of the car tend to focus solely on the cars looks whereas, Porsche engineers are on a mission to show us what the super-saloon car really handle like. They’ve just set a new fastest time at the Nürburgring of 7:56 minutes.

To put this new time into perspective we’ve done a little bit of research in what other cars have achieved on the ‘ring. The Cadillac CTS-V is the closest competitor we can think of, in March it set a time of 7:59 minutes, 3 seconds slower than the Panamera Turbo. It’s only 1 second slower than the times independent reviewers have established for the Nissan GT-R and the F430!

The time was set by Nürburgring ace and Porsche test driver, Walter Röhrl.

[Via WorldCarFans]


  1. no,,it doesnt look like crap at all,,it just handels and performs mainly in a bad way,,take a look at the interior of the car its one of the most beautiful cars ever made,,its not as beautiful as an alfaromeo or a lambo but its not crap!
    and its the fastest saloon around nurburgring and this world contains a hell lot of saloons; bmw merc audi jaguar and this is the fastest between them!
    so its the best car in its category, we cannot compare it with any other car which is out of its category or even to any other porsches,,its just the best in its category.

  2. I don’t know about you guys but this thing is going to be the next saloon head turner. It looks stunning in real life. Go out in the streets in germany and if you see one – you probably change your view slightly

  3. I think so too. Porsche will sell a lot of these cars. No doubt about that…

    Like it or not it is again a great new car for the person that can afford one. Maybe it is good to refer back to the Cayenne…

    I would never buy one, if I needed such a car I would wait until Lambo decided to bring their Estoque…

    However one lap in that thing around the Nurburgring would be nice… taking the whole family along :) Much better than any other car with four seats ;) New ringtaxi perhaps…


  4. I know it’s a fast car,but somehow it’s just desen’t cut it for me it. I’m not a fan of the looks. would be nice to see the Estoque come out(wondering when tho).


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